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Ready to Recycle Responsibly?

Join OneSTL and the whole region and let’s recycle responsibly! 

No plastic bags in bins, please!

Plastic bags are creating a huge problem. Skip the plastic bags to improve recycling!

  • Plastic bags and plastic film cannot be recycled in your regular recycling bin.
  • Recycling facilities shut down for hours when plastic bags jam machinery.  Equipment malfunctions also put workers at risk for injuries.
  • To recycle plastic bags and film, bring them back to your local grocery or retail store. Visit to learn more about plastic bag and film recycling and to find a drop-off location near you.
  • REMEMBER to always bring your reusable bags when shopping!

Stick with the Six! 


Go to our searchable database to learn where to recycle or donate unwanted items that are not shown above.

Loose, clean and dry!

To keep food waste out of recycling, please give your recyclables a good rinse and dry them whenever possible.  Keep your items loose (not bagged), and always flatten your cardboard so there is more room for recyclables!

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Funding for the Recycle Responsibly project is provided by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.